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Reimagining Justice

Sep 16, 2019

In this episode no. 19 I interview Mark Swivel and Fiona Spencer of Barefoot Law. Mark is the founder and principal, and Fiona an associate at Barefoot Law which is a low cost community legal clinic based in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales.

Barefoot Law is taking a unique approach to providing legal advice to its local community in a way that shouldn’t be a surprising – by charging extremely affordable fees. You might be surprised just how affordable! Keep listening to find out how the cover the unavoidable costs of running a law firm.

Mark explains what motivated him to start Barefoot Law, the kinds of advice they provide, how and where they deliver it. We talk about the disconnect between the profession and everyday people’s understanding of the law and what’s needed. Mark also shares some thought- provoking views about whether lawyers can be entrepreneurs.

Mark and Fiona were very open in sharing the somewhat unexpected and personal challenges they’ve faced in running a law firm that honours its clients in very human way.

This episode will be of interest to you if you’re looking for ways to minimise costs in your law firm, in providing legal services to the missing middle or how to deliver legal advice in less traditional ways such as through unbundling.


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